UNOPS Civil Engineering Technician-Retainer Jobs in Kenya

UNOPS Civil Engineering Technician-Retainer Jobs in Kenya

  • KEMC has its own Technical Services Unit (TSU) which comprises a core group of technical staff supplemented by experts employed on a retainer basis. The group conducts feasibility studies and assessments and engages in design and monitoring work.

  • The core group’s skills include Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Ground surveying and GIS, Architecture and Quantity Surveyors.

  • The Civil Engineering Technician-Retainers will provide additional capacity and particularly to the civil engineering team.

    Functional Responsibilities

  • Specifically, the Civil Engineering Technician-Retainers will be responsible for the following substantive tasks.

    The tasks would involve but not limited to:

  • Production of detailed dimensional civil engineering drawings of roads, water infrastructure, and earth work related projects

  • Assist in preparing other project documentation such as specifications, bar bending schedules and maps

  • Assist in ensuring the documents prepared meet the required detailing and design standards

  • Assist in timely delivery of the expected outputs.

  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

    ** Education

  • A Bachelor degree with 2 years of relevant experience in Civil & Structural Engineering is required.

  • A technical professional diploma in Civil & Structural Engineering or similar with 4 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor's degree.

    ** Experience

  • Minimum 2 years as a CAD technician or in drafting civil and structural engineering drawings is required.

  • Experience using Revit, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, CADS RC and other relevant drawing software is required.

  • Experience working on civil and earthworks projects is desired.


  • Fluency in written and oral English language required.


  • Integrity and Inclusion; Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

  • Leading self and other: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and
    supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

  • Results orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

  • Solution-focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNOPS Civil Engineering Technician-Retainer Jobs in Kenya

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